Climate Research Activities

Environment Canada’s climate research program is an integral part of national and international efforts to understand climate system behaviour, the human influence on climate and future climate change. The results and knowledge produced from these activities provide the scientific basis for services to Canadians and for the development of timely actions to confront the challenges of climate change.

Canadian climate research activities are at the leading edge of scientific knowledge and are focused in four areas of particular relevance to Canada:

Climate Modelling and Analysis

Developing the knowledge and climate models needed to understand past and future climate changes

Climate Monitoring and Data Analysis

Establishing very high quality climate data records to aid in the detection of the human influence on climate change in Canada

Cold Climate Processes and Cryosphere

Understanding how the climate system is changing in regions of cold climate, for example, in Canada's North

Greenhouse Gases and Aerosols

Tracking the atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases and aerosols across Canada, including very remote locations

Carbon Dioxide flasks at Thomson Laboratories in Downsview
Stevenson Screen
Athabaska Glacier
Athabasca Glacier
Stevenson Screen
Carbon Dioxide flasks
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